What Happened on December 2, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1958 NFL Draft: King Hill from Rice first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens, Shippingport, Pennsylvania
  • Pacific Coast League franchises forced to relocate when Dodgers and Giants confirm their move to California for 1958 MLB season; Hollywood Stars move from LA to Salt Lake City; LA Angels move to Spokane, and San Francisco Seals transfer to Phoenix
  • Sam Cooke's single "You Send Me" reaches #1

Famous Birthdays

  • Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian politician

Famous Deaths

  • Harrison Ford, American silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73
  • Manfred Sakel, Polish neurophysiologist and psychiatrist, dies at 57